Dear Legal Aid Department,

In relation to public costs under Civil Judicial Review matters, where under a legal aid certificate, I request the following information for the period of 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018; (i.e. the 'relevant period'):

1. What was the total amount of costs as claimed before assessment, i.e. where claimed by relevant legal representatives? (i.e. as a sum in HK$).

2. What was the total amount of costs subsequently awarded after assessment? (as a sum in HK$); and correspondingly, what was the total amount of such reductions?

3. What was the average reduction in costs of the total (as a %), after any such assessment?

4. What was the average period of delay (in days) from costs being claimed to the following:
(i) Costs being finally assessed;
(ii) Costs being paid to relevant parties.

Yours faithfully,

Isaac Shaffer

法律援助署

Dear Mr Issac Shaffer,

        We write to acknowledge receipt of your application for access to
information dated 12.7.2019. We shall give you a reply in due course.

Regards
Ms K. C. WONG
for Director of Legal Aid

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法律援助署

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Dear Mr Isaac Shaffer,

                Regarding your data access request, please refer to the
attachment for our reply.

Your faithfully,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

It seems reasonable that such information ought to be available, and is firmly in the public interest.

Please can you review whether this data can be collated from information as retained.

Yours faithfully,

Isaac Shaffer

法律援助署

Dear Mr Isaac Shaffer,

        We write to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated 5.8.2019. We
shall give you a reply in due course.

Yours faithfully,
Ms K. C. WONG
for Director of Legal Aid

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法律援助署

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Dear Mr WONG,

                We refer to your email of 5.8.2019, which is related to
our reply dated 24.7.2019 in response to your application for access to
information on 12.7.2019. Please refer to the attachment for our reply.

Your sincerely,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

From:        LADINFO/LAD/HKSARG
To:        [FOI #395 email]
Date:        06/08/2019 11:01
Subject:        Fw: Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Legal Aid Costs
Sent by:        KC WONG

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Dear Mr Isaac Shaffer,

        We write to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated 5.8.2019. We
shall give you a reply in due course.

Yours faithfully,
Ms K. C. WONG
for Director of Legal Aid

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